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Conversation with pianist Emanuel Ax

Seven GRAMMY Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, top honors at the inaugural Arthur Rubinstein Competition, the Echo Klassik Award, Yale's Sanford Medal for distinguished musicianship: Emanuel Ax has amassed a lifetime of accolades. A regular soloist with the New York Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic, Ax also serves on the faculty of Juilliard and is the main duo partner of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, all while playing nearly a hundred of his own concerts every year - performances that are "never less than spellbinding," according to The New York Times. Ax returns to Durham for the first time since 2014 to perform on the Duke Performances' Piano Recital Series on Saturday, Oct. 20. This Friday evening conversation with Ax will be facilitated by Anthony Kelley, Association Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke. The conversation is free and open to the public. Presented by the Duke University Department of Music and Duke Performances.

Contact: Elizabeth Thompson